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  • South Carolina/Fort Stewart School District

Mark Your Calendars

15 Dec Holiday Lunch with your child in the Cafeteria
21 Dec - 1 Jan No School - Winter Break

School Schedule

Grades K - 6

  • School Starts: 8:20
  • Tardy Bell: 8:21-8:30
  • Dismissal: 3:05
Thursdays **
  • School Starts: 8:20
  • Tardy Bell: 8:21-8:30
  • Dismissal: 1:50

PreK Schedule

  • AM: 8:20-10:55
  • PM: 12:30-3:05
Thursdays **
  • AM: 8:20-10:30
  • PM: 11:50-1:50

** Thursdays are Early Release days

Review the Student Attendance Designations for specific minutes missed by students and how these minutes are coded as a portion of the day absent or full day absence.

Gradespeed ParentConnect Info Available Now!

  • Parent Connection is for parents who have students in grades 4-6 only!
  • To enroll in Parent Connection to view your student or students grades go to http://dodea.gradespeed.net Click on Parent, then at bottom right click here to sign up!
  • Note: The DoDEA Parent Connect Portal is an online tool that allows students, parents, and guardians to monitor DoDEA students progress. It will provide instant access to DoDEA student grades and other information anytime and anywhere.

Lunch Prepay

Parents, you may sign-up for Lunch Prepay to pay on your child/ren's meal account. Please see the school registrar or cafeteria cash clerk for your child/ren's 10-digit student number. Please click the LunchPrepay.com link to access website.

Other School Information



News and Announcements

First Lady, Michelle Obama

First Lady's Back to School Message

First Lady Michelle Obama wishes DoDEA parents and students a smooth opening of school. - Watch the video >>

Dr. Marsh Back to School message

DoDEA Americas - Back to School

Dr. Emily Marsh, Acting Director for DoDEA Americas Schools, welcomes our students, teachers, school staff members and administrators to a new school year. - Watch the video >>


College and Career Ready

College and Career Ready Website Launched

DoDEA's College and Career Readiness Priority is focused on providing a world-class education for military-connected students. A new website provides more information and resources for parents to learn more about this initiative. - Read More >>>.

DoDEA Mission Statement

Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Diamond Elementary School Vision Statement

Diamond Elementary School is a collaborative community committed to engaging students in purposeful learning while promoting student achievement.


Diamond Teacher Webpages - click on link to access active pages

Employee Resources - click on link to access employee resources


Diamond Elementary is a STEM School

STEM education is the intentional interdisciplinary approach to learning where the core curriculum is coupled with real-world, project-based learning using the Engineering Design Process to develop STEM Literacy. Please email Ms. Simons for further information regarding the STEM program at Diamond Elementary.

Student Attendance Policy Implemented

DoDEA implemented a new student attendance policy. Please click here for more information. Student attendance will be designated according to the minutes they are in attendance, please click here for more information.

Student's Rights and Responsibilities

DoDEA Administrative Instruction 2051.02, “Student Rights and Responsibilities, effective SY 2012-13.  The link to the instruction on the DoDEA regulations website is provided here

Please note the rights retained by students listed in the policy section, which include the right to a safe school environment (free from bullying, harassment, etc.), the right to a public education of high quality, First Amendment rights, and right to fair and appropriate discipline.  There is also a mutual courtesy and respect requirement.

This Administrative Instruction incorporates the Equal Access policy pertaining to student-led, noncurriculum-related groups.  It also provides requirements for students such as; to comply with the standards for student behavior outlined in school policy and procedures, refrain from disruptive conduct, and respect the rights and human dignity of other students and school employees. Other areas covered include student dress code, freedom of expression, search and seizure, and student complaints.     

Receiving Electronic Copies of the Weekly Diamond Gator Gram Parent Newsletter

Parents, our Gator Gram weekly newsletter is sent electronically via email to the primary parent email address we have in our student database. The primary parent email is NOT required to be the sponsor's military email address.

If you are not receiving an electronic copy of the Gator Gram via email, please contact our school registrar to update your family's email address, which could be a Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, etc., email address.

Also, please add the Diamond Gator Gram to your email contact list so our weekly Diamond Gator Gram parent newsletter will not be sent to your Spam Folder.


The PTO needs parent volunteers! For Volunteer Forms, please click here.


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